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Post by Silky423 on Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:10 pm

hey guys i just thought i would drop in and say whats up... i have had many v-dubs over the years and after a long hiatus i am getting back into it.. building up a rail buggy right now..i see that most of you guys are up north around ATL. i am down by macon..

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Post by Johnny on Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:24 pm

Welcome Aboard.
Pretty cool crew on here. Cool
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Post by 59suicide on Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:15 pm

Welcome to the site Smile I will be in macon in about 6-7 months.
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Re: New to the site..

Post by Bugman114 on Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:29 pm

What up. Glad to have you aboard. Now lets see some pics of that rail Cool . i'm building one myself. its a berrien 952. Heres some pics of it:





gonna get it powdercoated, and replace the floor with a sheet of diamond plate.

What are your plans?
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Re: New to the site..

Post by Silky423 on Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:04 pm

well i picked up a rolling chassis on craigs list and i have a donor bug that i have had for years and really wanted something different to drive so i got the rail. its a 4 seater no idea on the model or manufacturer i poseted on the samba and nobody had any real idea.. here are a few pics of it






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Post by Silky423 on Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:06 pm

oh yeah...its going to be mostly street driven. i will post pics of the bug when i am done taking the stuff i need from it. i am sure there are some folks on here that could use some parts or the whole pan and body.

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Post by Bugman114 on Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:06 pm

what year is the donor bug (if its 71-79, is it a super beetle?)? i may need some parts of it (rear clip, decklid, fenders maybe, etc.). i need some panels for a few cars.

but yeah, thats a nice looking frame you got there. it looks to be a berrien, because the way the floor is made. the front has the two bars that make a Y kinda shape, just like mine, and the way the two bars go down the middle of the floor. also the bend in the middle of the roof, is also characteristic of a berrien. as to what exact model, not too sure. the only thing thats throwing me off, is that ball joint beam. i'm not sure if berrien offered a ball joint beam or not. of course, it wouldn't be hard to modify the frame to accept a BJ beam. all you would have to do is cut the bars back a little, and weld on the clamps.

I love that 4 seater configuration. i'm thinking about cutting mine up and stretching it out. just gotta learn to weld better, and find someone who sells tubing, lol.
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Post by Silky423 on Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:27 pm

the donor is a 70 standard beetle with the early fenders in the front with the hella glass. body is in good shape and so it the chassis. it had new floor pans put in in 98. there is more about it i just cant remember all the particulars with some of the different year model stuff on it..i am taking the motor trans and the front suspension and a couple of other things for the rail.....just got done ordering 500.00 worth of parts from chirco for the buggy so i will show some progress pics really soon.

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Post by DiggerD on Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:17 pm

Welcome to the forums!! cheers
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Post by bumblebuggy on Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:06 am

Welcome aboard Silky. There are a bunch of us here on the south side as well. The Aircooled Airheads meet in McDonough @ exit 216 on the second saturday of every month. You should roll up one time (VW or not) and say hi. We'd love to meet you.
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:15 am

welcome to the site man what will you take for the bug when u get done with it
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Post by Joe on Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:38 am

Welcome to the site.

Bugman I have a 72 super that I'm parting out if you want to make a ride to Augusta.

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Re: New to the site..

Post by Silky423 on Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:42 am

as far as the bug i am sure i can work out a trade for parts or cash or a combonation of both... i have been wanting some dual carbs.. Very Happy

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Post by Silky423 on Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:44 am

bumblebuggy wrote:Welcome aboard Silky. There are a bunch of us here on the south side as well. The Aircooled Airheads meet in McDonough @ exit 216 on the second saturday of every month. You should roll up one time (VW or not) and say hi. We'd love to meet you.

i might just do that...and on another note my father is building up a buggy that is similar to yours. he is just about finished up.

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Post by Silky423 on Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:25 am

ok i got off my but this morning and took some pic of the donor bug. just in case someone needs a body and wants to see what it looks like.. some of the stuff for the buggy build i am keeping.










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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:16 pm

I'm not really sure that it's a good candidate for a donor, it looks more like an easy fix, daily driver or patina ride.
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Re: New to the site..

Post by Silky423 on Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:01 pm

well i am sure someone will take it off my hands... i am taking the engine,trans,wheels, and a few other asorted parts..all in all the bug is in easy restorable shape compared to lots of the other ones i see around here.. i just dont have room for it.

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Post by buggin70 on Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:13 pm

would u wanna part with the gas tank?
and gas gauge?

if they are both good
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Post by Silky423 on Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:19 pm

i have no problem getting rid of the tank. it hasnt been ran in awhile so i would give the thing a good flush and cleaning. the sending unit and all that gcan go with it too...i am gonna check but i think he gas guage is in the middle of the spedometer. which i was going to use to he buggy..

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Post by buggin70 on Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:36 pm

it is i have a 70

ok how much for the tank?
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Post by Silky423 on Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:09 pm

hows 40 bucks sound......

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Post by buggin70 on Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:15 pm

sounds good to me but i have to check w/ my grandpa

where do you live
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Post by bumblebuggy on Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:07 pm

Silky423 wrote:
i might just do that...and on another note my father is building up a buggy that is similar to yours. he is just about finished up.


Cool! Bring him too.
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Post by Silky423 on Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:32 pm

i am a little bit south of macon.

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Post by buggin70 on Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:50 pm

o wow i live in dallas
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